J4155 : Former Ballynahinch Junction station (1983-1)

taken 35 years ago, 3 km from Listooder, Northern Ireland

Former Ballynahinch Junction station (1983-1)
Former Ballynahinch Junction station (1983-1)
See J4155 : Ballynahinch Junction (March 1980). Three years later and the station's building had deteriorated to the extent that part of the former passenger station no longer existed. The view is towards Comber and Belfast. When open the station had this island platform connected to the down platform (right) by a footbridge upon which the down starting signals were mounted. Trains for the Ballynahinch branch used the face on the left. The remains of the water tower are at top left. The station buildings are on the right and, behind them, the base of the signal cabin.
The station existed as a junction. Local passenger traffic was minimal. J4155 : Ballynahinch Junction Station (November 2008) shows the post-demolition view. J4155 : Former Ballynahinch Junction station (1983-2) shows the view from the other side of the bridge.
The Belfast and County Down Railway

The Belfast and County Down Railway ran from Queen’s Quay station in Belfast to Castlewellan via Comber, Downpatrick and Newcastle. There were also lines from Comber to Donaghadee via Newtownards, Belfast to Bangor and branches from Ballynahinch Jct to Ballynahinch and Downpatrick to Ardglass. The lines opened between 1848 and 1892. All closed by 1950 except for Castlewellan – Newcastle which survived until 1955 as part of the GNR(I) route from Belfast via Banbridge and the Bangor line which remains open but from Belfast Central.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 February, 1983   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 415 553 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:25.6365N 5:49.2090W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 415 553
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Saintfield  Ballynahinch  Railway (Dismantled)  Railway Station (Former)  Former Railway Junction 

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